Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Max Ockborn
Investigating Spatial Features through a
Linear Ritual
14.07 - 14.08.2011

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Starting from the exhibition space and including the intervention remaining from the previous show, Max Ockborn (Stockholm, Sweden 1983) conceptually explores ideas such as the integration of space in the problematics of art pieces and draws a critical parallel between the modus operandi of artists and spiritual and religious rituals. Rather than comparing Art with Religion, he questions the work methods of artists as self-sufficient ways of generating sense and meaning.
Max Ockborn draws attention to details that already exist in a space, and this space defies the limits of functionality for exhibiting art, emphasizing these details as final objects, despite the fact that they were not intended to become final and to continue beyond the construction period, such as the rudimentary cement cover for the wiring.
The artist erased the signs that were still remaining that this space was still unfinished, such as the blue lines to guide future electrical installations, plumbing, etc. The space was turned into something ʻdefiniteʼ.
At a time when the white cube is no longer a mandatory paradigm and it is no longer shocking for an unfinished space to host exhibitions, an approach based on the space itself to critically theorize on artistic production has become possible. The bow artifact in the first room suggests the possibility of a belief in something intangible. A metaphor of a supposedly more formal artistic proposal. This apparently pagan symbol also reinforces the idea of enlightening through ritual – a linear ritual.

Project financed with the support of the European Commission.


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55


Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Cinema Palace

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Berlin International Film Festival
16.02. – 26.02.2023

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition


Willem Oorebeek
17.12.2022 – 19.03.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

17.12 | 17h00 Talk with Willem Oorebeek,

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

17.12 | 18h00 Opening of the exhibition

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

Maumaus/Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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